1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Good car great in the snow

by from Victorville, CA on April 26, 2011

Bought it for a great price, needed some work, but has performed flawlessly. Unbeatable in the snow. I commute over 100 miles per day into the mountains and this vehicle has never let me down over the...
Bought it for a great price, needed some work, but has performed flawlessly. Unbeatable in the snow. I commute over 100 miles per day into the mountains and this vehicle has never let me down over the last 2 years. I have gone through some of the worst snow storms Big Bear has had in over 25 years and it never once got stuck nor have I ever chained it up. I have taken it off road several times and it has done very well.
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Great value

by from Louisville on November 23, 2010

The 99 grand cherokee is my second jeep I have owned and I would strongly recommend jeep products to all my friends and family. For the money you will not find better value, style, comfort and reliabi...
The 99 grand cherokee is my second jeep I have owned and I would strongly recommend jeep products to all my friends and family. For the money you will not find better value, style, comfort and reliability. I love my jeep, and I can say nothing bad about my experiences at all. You can bet that the next vehicle will be a jeep!
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Best vehicle I have ever owned

by from Alabama on July 17, 2009

I bought my '99 Grand Cherokee when it was 6 months old; a former rental vehicle. I tried several brands of 4X4 SUVs, but I chose the GC because of it's ride and handling. It handles very well, and of...
I bought my '99 Grand Cherokee when it was 6 months old; a former rental vehicle. I tried several brands of 4X4 SUVs, but I chose the GC because of it's ride and handling. It handles very well, and off-road prowess is great. The only problems I have had was with electric radiator fans that would stop working after a few months. After the third fan replacement in the last two years, I installed a belt-driven fan and clutch assembly for better reliability, and unplugged the electric fan. (The fitting for the mechanical clutch/fan is already on the front of the water pump.) Now, with the mechanical fan, my air conditioner works extremely well on the hottest days (+102F), and combined gas mileage actually improved by 1.5 MPG (from 17 to 18.5). I think it's because the constantly spinning fan makes the a/c far more efficient than the cycle on/cycle off electric fan did, which means the a/c compressor doesn't run all the time on hot days trying to keep the vehicle's interior cool. Plus, I don't have to worry about the mechanical fan failing and stranding me 105 miles from home, like the electric one did on July 4th. I recommend this vehicle.
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Only car I have ever owned

by from Kalamazoo, MI on October 15, 2009

This is the first car that I have ever owned and got it for my 16th Birthday. It has exceeded my expectations on performance, and handling. The 4.7L V-8 is very powerful and can accelerate very fast f...
This is the first car that I have ever owned and got it for my 16th Birthday. It has exceeded my expectations on performance, and handling. The 4.7L V-8 is very powerful and can accelerate very fast for an SUV. It is very comfy on the inside and overall a great car.
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My Jeep

by from Missouri on February 10, 2009

I drive a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee and wouldn't want any other car. I live in the Midwest and must drive in multiple conditions which the Grand Cherokee has no problem with. It handles well and makes ...
I drive a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee and wouldn't want any other car. I live in the Midwest and must drive in multiple conditions which the Grand Cherokee has no problem with. It handles well and makes turning almost like driving a car. It runs great in the cold and snow or in the dead heat of summer. I've never had any problems with it other than regular upkeep.
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Great truck

by from Minnesota on March 8, 2012

I really enjoy my 99 grand, this little truck is one of the most reliable vehicles out there, I can trust that my jeep will get me where I want to go whether its out on the town or through the most di...
I really enjoy my 99 grand, this little truck is one of the most reliable vehicles out there, I can trust that my jeep will get me where I want to go whether its out on the town or through the most difficult terrain. I have 257k+ miles on mine and still going strong. Has gotten me through some tough winters. I love my jeep!
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99 Grand Cherokee Laredo

by from South Barrington, IL. on June 26, 2008

At 16 years old, my 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo was the coolest car I could drive, at least living in Chicago and dealing with the winter snow. It was loaded with every available option offered on the La...
At 16 years old, my 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo was the coolest car I could drive, at least living in Chicago and dealing with the winter snow. It was loaded with every available option offered on the Laredo model including dual power heated leather seats, moonroof, Infinity Gold sound system, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, 10-disc CD changer, and more. The only option that it didn't have was the 4.7 liter V8 engine, which is also an option on the Limited model. I drove the car for about 3 years and doubled the miles. At 125,000 miles the car has been handed down to my brother and still runs like new. The only real complaint I have about the car itself is the lag of the inline 6 motor, especially after driving a few of the V8 models before this one. Maintenence and repair wasn't costly, and the majority of the work I had done was due to my driving habits (such as new tires twice and brakes). However, I did have a problem with the car "putting" on a few occasions...so bad that it wasn't driveable and had to be towed or taken right away to the mechanic. The first time this happened the car was still under the dealer's 3mo/3k mile warranty and they replaced the fuel injectors. About 9 months later it happened again, and I had the computer replaced. Less than a year later, a third time, and I had the fuel injectors cleaned. My suggestion would be to MAKE SURE that the fuel injectors are new, as well as get the computer tested by an independent mechanic you trust before purchasing this vehicle, as it cost me between $350-$500 each occasion. Otherwise the car handles amazing. It is very comfortable, especially on long rode trips with friends, has amazing turning radius, tight steering, and is a breeze to park, even in the city. Out of all the SUV's I drove, and have driven since, the Jeep has definitely been the most manageable and fun to drive. This includes the Explorer, Blazer, Jimmy, and 4Runner. Overall, the Grand Cherokee is one AWESOME SUV.
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First Jeep

by from Eastern, NC on May 28, 2009

I bought my first ever Jeep Grnd Cherokee at a repo auction 4 years ago. She was in pretty rough shape but I got a great deal on her. Not appearing very well taken care of, I figured it to be temporar...
I bought my first ever Jeep Grnd Cherokee at a repo auction 4 years ago. She was in pretty rough shape but I got a great deal on her. Not appearing very well taken care of, I figured it to be temporary transportation at best. That was FOUR YEARS AGO!!! She now has 185,000 miles on her and she still runs fantastic. I must say that the 4.0 6 cylinder is bullet proof. Not much on power but super reliable. I've heard from many who have exceeded 300k miles with little effort with this motor. I also love how these things come decked out. I've never had a vehicle with as many bells and whistles. At first I thought, " Great, let's see how long they work.." but wow, no problems there either. Sun roof, power windows(shocker), 4x4, power seats, heated mirrors, everything still working great at 10 years old and counting. I'm really impressed with this rough old girl. My Chevy, Ford's and Nissan's have never held up this well.
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Great 4x4, but high maintenance.

by from Montana on November 16, 2014

This Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 can go through anything. Excellent in all weather conditions. I have Hankook Dynapro ATM tires and it's the perfect combo. Never had a better car in the snow. Howeve...
This Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 can go through anything. Excellent in all weather conditions. I have Hankook Dynapro ATM tires and it's the perfect combo. Never had a better car in the snow. However, while the Jeep is a great vehicle it's pricey to maintain. Just about everything has been repaired or replaced. Got more money into the car than what I bought it for. MPG could be better. I get 16/24ish depending on conditions. Power with the V8 is good and passing is not a problem. Plastic lower body panels are good protection from rock chips, but fade to a blotchy gray. I like how high up I sit when I drive, though it does drive like a truck. You don't float like a Cadillac by any means. You feel the road, every little bump. Overall, if you want a good 4x4 that's also a daily driver get this car. I recommend it. Just realize that it comes with maintenance.
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

by from Central Illinois on June 1, 2006

The interior of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was a dream and was set up in a very useful and attractive way. It had the feel of a luxury car with the nameplate of a Jeep. The leather seats were terrif...
The interior of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was a dream and was set up in a very useful and attractive way. It had the feel of a luxury car with the nameplate of a Jeep. The leather seats were terrific and the high visibility was wonderful. The storage was somewhat limited compared to a van but it was easier to park and turn. The drive was noisy to turn in a tight radius and the feel of the ride on a bumpy road was trully of a truck, not a luxury vehicle, which I did not like. The noise was loud and every stop at the dealers involved something that was expensive, so i was annoyed at that and it soured my view of the vehicle. Nevertheless it had a good 4 wheel drive functionality and the body held up well. The speakers didn't but maybe we abused the noise level more than we should have. It is, afterall, a Jeep, not a luxury Lexus, but it's price was almost there. Buy one, if you desire, with the warranty still in place to be sure you get things as they should be and check to see that the vehicle hasn't been treated too roughly or you'll likely be surprised with the high cost of future repairs!
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